January 26 and 28, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Rose Marine Theater
1440 N Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76164, USA
Jan 30, 2022 at 5:30 pm
Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium
3401 West Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth, TX, USA
Based upon the popular pulp fiction novels of prolific American pulp writer Johnston McCulley, this explosive new work is filled with romance, danger, and sword-fighting suspense. Led by visionary stage director Octavio Cardenas (Silent Night, 2014 FWO Festival; Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World, 2019), Zorro’s cast stars tenor César Delgado as Zorro/Diego de la Vega, mezzo-soprano Kirstin Chávez as the beguiling daughter of the Governor, Carlotta de Obragón, the passionate Ana Maria (soprano Gabriella Enríquez), and baritone Octavio Moreno (Cruzar la Cara de la Luna, El Pasado Nunca se Termina, 2017, 2019 FWO Festival) as the tyrannical Géneral Moncada.
The stellar cast also stars mezzo-soprano Bridget Cappel (former FWO Lesley Resident Artist) as the wise Toypurina, baritone Brandon Bell (21/22 FWO Lesley Resident Artist) as Moncada’s hapless aide Sergeant José Maria Gomez, and lyric soprano Gabrielle Gilliam as Diego’s lovelorn servant Luisa. In addition, FWO Head of Music and Music Director for the Children’s Opera Theatre, Dr. Charlene Lotz, will accompany the artists at the piano with fiery flamenco flourishes from American virtuoso guitarist Christopher McGuire, President and Artistic Director of the Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society. This swashbuckling adventure, featuring one of pop culture’s most iconic vigilantes, will thrill audiences of all ages!